Resurrection of the Body
by Caroline Walker Bynum (9780231081276)

Resurrection of the Body
Caroline Walker Bynum
Release Date: 15 January 1995
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 384
Category: Church History
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231081276
ISBN-10: 0231081278

Bynum examines several periods between the 3rd and 14th centuries in which discussions of the body were central to Western eschatology, and suggests that Western attitudes toward the body that arose from these discussions still undergird our modern notions of the individual. He explores the "plethora of ideas about resurrection in patristic and medieval literature--the metaphors, tropes, and arguments in which the ideas were garbed, their context and their consequences," in order to understand human life after death.

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